It was a high scoring affair between the Canes & Tahs at SCG. Both teams were able to get the ball rolling with a few touch scores. But it is the away side who lead NSW Waratahs ahead of half-time. It does not mean that the Tahs are out of the race just yet. As they are split with a 11 point buffer at 22-33 going into the final 40.
Tahs tried to hold back Hurricanes with more touchdowns submitted. Especially with tighthead prop Harry Johnson-Holmes at No 3. Where he picked up two good big scores. But cannot underestimate an attacking minded away team. They too extended their lead past them by 15-16 points with 20 minutes left.
Before the Canes topped up a couple more late tries towards the end. Which was enough to hold off Waratahs for the win. Despite the two late five pointers earned from the home side. Plus some improvement as of late. Thanks to skipper Jake Gordon. Just not enough time to catch up. With the ill-discipline/lost penalties. And the advantage against them reflected another loss. The final score at the SCG is a 16 point gap, 48-64.
Hurricanes will head south to Melbourne next Friday v Rebels. While the Tahs enters the NZ borders. When they will meet the Blues in Auckland next Saturday.
For now we look forward to another Trans-Tasman affair here. That is Rebels v Blues tonight at AAMI Park in Melbourne. Make sure you tune in at 7.30pm live on 9Gem via Free to Air. And Stan Sport (paywall).